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Brown Quail

Brown Quail (Image ID 43975)
Photographed bySteve Mantle on Sat 1st Aug, 2020 and uploaded on Mon 21st Dec, 2020 .
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ID43975
CommentLate afternoon and I had quails darting every which way but this was the only time I managed to get two birds relatively focused in the same frame without 'oof' brown blob photobombs. These two had stopped momentarily to forage in the gravel. No more room on the right unfortunately.

Notes on ID: Bird on the left had larger buff throat patch and lighter brown on side of head but no distinct brown patch as does bird on right. I've generally use the following source for Brown Quails.

"Physical Description
Brown quail are 18 cm in length (Alderton, 1992) and weigh 75 to 92 g. Wing length is 82 to 109 mm for males and 82 to 103 mm for females. Tail length for both is 43 to 51 mm (Johnsgard, 1988). Both males and females are dark brown from their crown to their back. There are faint whitish and blackish streaks on the wings. The breast and abdomen are a golden buff to tawny color; the male's black horizontal markings are not as prominent as the female's. The male has dark brown on the sides of his head with a small buff colored area on his throat. The female has a larger patch of cream to buff coloration on her throat with lighter brown on the sides of her head (Alderton, 1992)."
EquipmentCanon EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +1.4x III
ƒ/6.7 @400mm 1/2000 ISO1250 4.44pm
Prone with gimbal on skimmer pod
LocationPort Macquarie, New South Wales
Keywordsmale, female, adult
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